About Us

In May of 2017 Yarran Thoroughbreds appointed a new manager in JOHN DOHERTY. John brings with him over 30 years of industry experience from around the world, including 16 years with Coolmore Stud, Ireland, 8 years at East Stud and Paca Paca Farm Japan, where he prepared foals and yearlings which consistently sold for over US$1 Million dollars, and most recently, 8 years at Godolphin Northwood Park, in Victoria.

John has travelled extensively throughout America, China, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia with horses such as Danehill, Royal Academy, Woodman and Last Tycoon. As such, John has gained valuable hands-on and management experience of the day-to-day running of a broodmare farm and stallion operations including:

  • Broodmare and stallion selections and management
  • Breeding and foaling down of mares
  • Preparing yearlings, weanlings and broodmares for sales
  • Overseeing covering sessions and prep shed operations
  • Spelling of racehorses
  • Regular liasons with clients

Joining John at Yarran Thoroughbreds are his wife Rachel and their three children (Grace 12, Lucy 8 and Sean 6). Rachel also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry and together with John, looks forward to building on the sound foundations of Yarran Thoroughbreds.